AIDS, Sexual Behavior, and Intravenous Drug Use

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National Academies Press, Feb 1, 1989 - Medical - 608 pages
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The AIDS virus is spread by human behaviors enacted in a variety of social situations. In order to prevent further infection, we need to know more about these behaviors. This volume explores what is known about the number of people infected, risk-associated behaviors, facilitation of behavioral change, and barriers to more effective prevention efforts.

 

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Contents

Summary 1
Understanding the Spread of HIV Infection
Sexual Behavior and AIDS 73
Adult Heterosexual Behaviors 102
Trends in Sexual Behavior Among Persons of the Same Gender
Female Prostitution 136
Methodological Considerations in Surveys of Sexual Behavior
AIDS and IV Drug Use 186
Appendixes
Evaluating the Effects of AIDS Interventions 316
Implementing Good Evaluations 347
Impediments to Research and Intervention
Social Barriers to AIDS Prevention 372
A Recommendations 405
Background Papers
Trends in Premarital Sexual Behavior Albert D Klassen Colin J Williams Eugene E Levitt 548

Intervening to Limit the Spread of HIV Infection

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